New Releases — March 9, 2020 at 8:06 am

New releases: Return of the Boomtown Rats, plus Tears For Fears, Human League, T.S.O.L.

The Boomtown Rats

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured.


The Boomtown Rats

RELEASE: Citizens of Boomtown
BACKSTORY: Seven years after Bob Geldof reunited with The Boomtown Rats for the first time since their 1986 split, the group this week releases its first album since 1984, a new 10-song collection called Citizens of Boomtown.


Tears For Fears

RELEASE: Songs From the Big Chair
BACKSTORY: The classic 1985 album from Tears For Fears this week is reissued on vinyl as a special picture disc. Features the hit singles “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Mother’s Talk,” “Shout” and “Head over Heels.”


The Human League

RELEASE: Octopus: Special Edition
BACKSTORY: The synthpop group’s 1995 album is reissued in a 2CD expanded set (and as a single LP) for its 25th anniversary that includes a collection of demos, singles and edits with seven previously unreleased tracks.



RELEASE: Beneath the Shadows
BACKSTORY: Originally released in 1982, the second studio album by True Sounds of Liberty, aka T.S.O.L., is reissued this week on vinyl with the original artwork “painstakingly restored and hot-stamped with gold foiling.”





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